Nicholas (Nick) C. Petris, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1959-1966, and a State Senator, 1967-1996. The Nicholas
C. Petris Papers consist of 51 cubic feet of records covering 1959-1996. The collection is organized into four series: Bill
Files, Subject Files, Press Releases, and Videotapes and Audiotapes.
Nicholas (Nick) C. Petris, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1959-1966, and a State Senator, 1967-1996. He represented
Alameda County's Assembly District 15 until 1966, when he was elected Senator. During his first ten years in the Senate, Petris
represented Senate District 11, which covered Alameda County at large. Following redistricting in 1976, he represented Senate
District 9, which now included parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, including the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond,
and Emeryville. He held that post until 1996, when term limits forced him to retire.
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